Chinese dramas (C-Dramas) is definitely gaining popularity globally. For those who are looking to venture into Cdramas, here is a good list to begin. If not, you can also check out the list for the first half of 2021.
No doubt my favourite drama in the Chinese drama category from July to November 2021. Addressing the mental health issue that might not look serious but impact daily life of the child, his parents and people around him. The chemistry between Miles Wei and Hu Yi Xuan is real and with the child actor Lennon Sun Si Cheng make them feels like a real family.
No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Business, Family, Friendship
Native title: 贺先生的恋恋不忘
Original network: iQiyi, Mango TV
He Qiao Yan is a young handsome and capable man but he is rational and has a son that is different from other kids. He engaged a child psychologist Qin Yi Yue to help his son to recover and their romance bubbles from then.
You Are My Glory
Starring Yang Yang and Dilraba Dilmurat. I’ve been anticipating this drama after the announcement of the cast line up and it did not disappoint me. The chemistry between the main leads is amazing and you can feel the sweetness and bitterness even from the screen.
The OSTs are brilliant as well, especially Fireworks of Stars by Liu Yu Ning as well as Fall in Love by Curley from BonBon Girls and Mika from INTO1.
No. of episodes: 32
Genre: Romance, E-sports, Comedy, Friendship
Native title: 你是我的荣耀
Original network: WeTV, Tencent Video
The romance between long-lost high school friends reunited after more than a decade. Yu Tu is an aerospace engineer that struggles between dream and bread. Qiao Jing Jing is a popular female actress.
Really sweet romance between Xing Zhao Lin and Bambi Zhu Xu Dan. This drama addresses the topic of stereotyping female programmer just like stereotyping female drivers. Gender discrimination is still being observed in the modern day.
No. of episodes: 30
Genre: Romance, Friendship, Business
Native title: 程序员那么可爱
Original network: Tencent Video
Lu Li fell in love with her senior, a genius programmer, and inspires to work in his company after graduation. However, his company only recruits male programmers, so she disguises to enter.
Looking for a sweet romance comedy? This is definitely a good pick. Three couples, three different but very common couples we have in the reality. One is ex who stays long time best friends, growing up and mature. Now the sparks begin to fly again. Another about an older woman with a younger man, social status differences, culturally different as well. The main couple will be more in-line with the typical drama romantic couple.
No. of episodes: 22
Genre: Romance, Comedy, Friendship, Medical, Web Drama
Native title: 世界微尘里
Original network: iQiyi
A group of 26-year-old, the three best friends, and Zeng Li’s stepbrother Deng Hao Ran became really close friends. Supporting each other no matter what. Zeng Li fell in love with her dentist Ai Jing Chu after her mom forces her to get braces to increase her visuals.
A Female Student Arrives at the Imperial College
The historical drama by Rosy Zhao Lu Si and many more. The storyline is amazing where all the members of the cast have their own story and platform to shine. Addressing the issue of historical days where females are not allowed to study or even given a chance to enter school.
No. of episodes: 30
Genre: Historical, Romance, Action
Native title: 国子监来了个女弟子
Original network: Tencent Video, Youku
Adapted from a web novel of the same name. The drama is set in the imperial college 国子监 (which was founded in the Sui Dynasty) where Grand Marshal’s daughter, Sang Qi becomes the only female student.
Stop! Miss Hua
Light hearted, easy romantic comedy drama to catch up on. Produced by Mango TV, the storyline is still meaningful but not brain teasing and tough.
No. of episodes: 24
Genre: Romance, Business, Friendship, Life, Comedy
Native title: 站住! 花小姐
Original network: Mango TV
The story is about Hua Ming Yue is being treated like a princess all her life, born with a silver spoon but she is a bimbo. Her grandfather fell into a coma and her half-brother Hua Ming Chen kicked her out of the house. Nowhere to go, she was taken in by Qin Dong Hai, a mentor hired by her grandfather hired beforehand.